Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts

Want more course info?

Enquire Now
Enquire Now
Deakin University
  • Awarded by

    Deakin University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start Date

    3 intake dates each year - enquire today!

  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Environmental Researcher | Social Justice Researcher | Research Officer | Health Researcher | View all

Enquire Now
  • In a Nutshell

    Build a unique and stand-out skillset for working in the career you really want with this combined Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts course from Deakin University. 

    A flexible degree designed for students seeking to build skills and start a career, this course allows you to major in fields from both health sciences and arts - making sure your study path and future career reflect the person you are and the areas you're interested in, not what a school prescribes for you. Choose your unique course structure, build competitive cross-disciplinary skills, and expand your career prospects with a broad knowledge base. 

    In this course, you'll build a solid foundation in health science, while having access to a range of arts subjects - allowing you to study in areas like advertising, criminology, disability, education, international affairs, journalism, language, media, physical education, politics, sociology and sport. 

    With a particular focus on real-world experience, this course offers you opportunities to undertake work experience and industry practicums - from taking a 120-hour education placement to studying abroad in Sri Lanka or Norway - giving you the unique skills, insights and outlook that will help you stand out. 

    If you're interested in a wide variety of areas and want a career that suits you, this unique combined degree is your first career step.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Hold a senior secondary certificate of education with pre-requisite units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 30 in English as an additional language (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL, and meet the published Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank for the year of admission; OR
    • Hold a Certificate IV in a related discipline; OR
    • Hold a diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a diploma in a related discipline; OR
    • Have successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units; OR
    • Demonstrate other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience.

    English language proficiently requirements also apply.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this health science and arts course, the subjects you may study include:

    Core units from the Bachelor of Health Sciences:

    • Academic integrity
    • Understanding health
    • Health information and data
    • Australian health care system
    • Population health: A research perspective
    • Program planning, management and evaluation
    • Integrated learning for practice

    Students will also select 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Health Sciences and 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Arts.

    Bachelor of Arts available study areas:

    • Advertising
    • Anthropology
    • Arabic
    • Buddhist studies
    • Children's literature
    • Chinese
    • Creative writing
    • Criminology
    • Design
    • Digital media
    • Drama
    • Education
    • Film, television and animation
    • Gender and sexuality studies
    • Geography and society
    • History
    • Indonesian
    • International politics
    • International relations
    • Islamic studies
    • Journalism
    • Language and culture studies
    • Literary studies
    • Media studies
    • Middle East studies
    • Philosophy
    • Photography
    • Politics and policy studies
    • Professional experience and practice
    • Public relations
    • Religious studies
    • Sociology
    • Sport and society
    • Spanish
    • Sustainability and society
    • Visual arts

    Bachelor of Health Sciences available study areas:

    • Environmental health
    • Exercise science
    • Family, society and health
    • Food studies
    • Health promotion
    • Health sustainability
    • Medical biotechnology
    • Nutrition
    • Disability and inclusion
    • Physical activity and health
    • Psychological science
    • Psychology for professional development
  • Why Deakin University?

    Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research. The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

    As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!

    They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.

    Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

    You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts from Deakin University.

    This qualification will equip you with the broad base of skills, knowledge and experience required to seek employment in a range roles, both within Australia and overseas. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may choose to seek work as a policy officer, a health promotion worker, a community educator, an advocacy officer, or in media, education, physical fitness or social science. This unique course draws from both the fields of health science and the arts, offering you a wide range of career paths in many different industries, including banking and finance, education, mining, building and construction, arts and media, or in international relations, trading or development. 

    With real-world international work experience opportunities available, this course helps you build sought-after practical experience for your exciting new career.



  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    The estimated course cost is $8,102 for one year of full-time study.

    Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees. Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

    Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you! 


    You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year). 


    Find out more about government study loans here.

Keen to Find Out More?

Fill out this form and a Study Consultant from Deakin University will get back to you.


First Name

Last Name


Phone Number


Country of Residence

What is the reason for your enquiry?

Cost of the course Length of the course Location Study mode Career outcomes Start Dates Reputation of the provider Course financing options Other (please specify)

When would you like to start?

Click to read our privacy policy
Bot image

Hey, Look over here!

Hey There!

We offer a few quick ways to connect with us right now.

Enquire Now
Enquire Now
Book A Time
Book A Time